Drive up Highway 49/20 toward Nevada City over Memorial Day weekend and you will see hundreds of butterflies “growing” in the lawn at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary. That is the Butterfly Garden of Remembrance, presented by the Friends of Hospice and Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.

We invite you to write the names of your loved ones and a special message on Remembrance Cards, which are laminated and attached to the colorful wrought iron butterfly stakes. The beautiful result is a sea of colorful butterflies and message cards that flutter in the breeze, giving the illusion of flight. A $15 donation (or an amount of your choice) is requested for each Remembrance Card. 

Butterfly Garden of Remembrance

The Butterfly Garden of Remembrance is open all three days of Memorial weekend May 28-30 from 10 am to 4 pm. To obtain a remembrance card, visit a Hospice of the Foothills Gift & Thrift store, or the office at 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy between 8 am and 4:30 pm weekdays, or call 530-272-5739. Cards are also available at the Garden event.  

All proceeds from the Butterfly Garden of Remembrance directly support the compassionate care and professional end-of-life medical services provided by Hospice of the Foothills, the community’s only nonprofit hospice since 1979. The generosity of our community, through donations and fundraising events, allows Hospice of the Foothills to serve anyone facing a life-limiting illness without ever being billed for the hospice care received. For more information on Hospice of the Foothills services, visit or call us at 530-272-5739.